Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies Recipe -
Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies

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"Oatmeal cookies are made extra-special with the addition of chocolate chunks, cherries, and sliced almonds."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine shortening, brown sugar, sugar, eggs and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder in medium bowl; add to shortening mixture at low speed until well blended. Stir in with spoon, one at a time, oats, white chocolate, semisweet chocolate, cherries and nuts.
  4. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
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  • * 1 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening equals 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening

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Mar 30, 2013

I’m telling you, Crisco puts out some darned good cookie recipes! This is the second one I’ve tried recently and it is yet another that hit it out of the ball park! And for once, Hubs and I both agreed on five stars. This does, in fact, have all the characteristics of Black Forest Cake – dark chocolate, creamy white chocolate and sweet-tart cherries - with the added crunch of almonds (I used chopped rather than sliced). They are at once gooey, chewy, crispy, and creamy. The richest, most decadent oatmeal cookie you’ll ever eat.

Dec 12, 2011

These were VERY good. You can use chips if you don't feel like chopping chocolate, but I like the chunks- they go better with the cookie, I think. Big hit at the office.


13 Ratings

Apr 05, 2012

YOU HAVE TO TRY THESE!!! I had to improvise because I didn't have everything, but these are AMAZING cookies. I used dried cranberries instead of cherries, chopped walnuts instead of almonds, and 1/2 cup of butter with 1/2 cup of crisco because I didn't have butter flavored crisco. I used 6 ounces of milk chocolate chips because I didn't have the semisweet bar.

Sep 28, 2011

lovely lovely will make again

Jun 15, 2012

These are kind of like an oatmeal cookie with everything. I normally don't care for dried cherries so I chopped them the size of raisins. That worked well for me. I did chop the chocolate also, as suggested. I don't care for sliced almonds in baked goods, so I took whole almonds and chopped them fine. I didn't have butter flavored shortening, so I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. That combination usually works well in cookies anyhow. I made 1/2 recipe and got 32 cookies using a standard cookie scoop. I took them out after 9 minutes, as they were pretty much done, and let them finish setting up on the pan.

Mar 06, 2012

Very yummy indeed! Recipe made a lot of cookies! All I had was old fashioned oats and I used them anyway, not a problem at all! The cranberries added just the right moisture and enhanced the chocolate! Also used chocolate chips for the semi-sweet chocolate but chunked the white. MMMMmmm good!

Dec 30, 2011

best oatmeal cookie recipe ever

Feb 19, 2013

I replaced half of the shortening with butter simply because I enjoy butter in my cookie recipes. I also replaced a 1/3 cup of flour with cocoa. It gave the cookies a more chocolatey flavor that I was looking for. I also used dried tart cherries. I like the flavor contrasts. The rest of the recipe I followed exactly. These were fabulous in flavor, crunch and chew and will definitely be making again! They also froze well.


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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